TRNC News Today – 7th April

2014

EU Commissioner Füle is in Cyprus 

EU Commissioner for Enlargement – Stefan Füle will meet TRNC President – Dr. Derviş Eroğlu and leader of the Greek Cypriot administration – Nikos Anastasiades in Cyprus today.Stefan Fule

Füle will emphasize the increasing support of the European Commission for the negotiation process during his 2-day visit in Cyprus and he will have meetings with the leaders, representatives of political parties as well as non-governmental organizations.

Stefan Füle will also meet with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Cyprus and UN Chief of Mission – Lisa Buttenheim and then he will take part in the opening of a new “bi-communal” Lefkoşa Wastewater Treatment Plant in Haspolat on Tuesday.

It has also been stated that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State – Eric Rubin will also be in Cyprus on 8th April and have contacts.

Talat: “ELAM was unsuccessful; there was reaction to the attack”

II. President Mehmet Ali Talat stated that the ELAM orgaMehmet Ali Talat 3nization in the Greek Cypriot side tried to put an obstacle for the conference but they could not reach their aim because the conference was completed and there was reaction to the attack from various environments.

Expressing that marginalization is more common among the Greek Cypriot youngsters towards the Turkish Cypriots, Talat added that Greek and Turkish lessons should be mutually given at the schools so people who know the language of each other will not marginalize each other.

Exhibition to be organized in Ankara

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is going to organize a handicrafts exhibition themed ‘Miracle of Cocoon’ in Ankara under the auspices of the TRNC Ankara Embassy.

The exhibition will be organized in cooperation with the ‘Association of Research and Maintenance of Cyprus Turkish Handicrafts.’ The exhibition will be open to visitors between 8th and 12th April 2014 at the Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum. Particularly silk cocoon, Lefkara and Lapta handicrafts will be exhibited at the exhibition.

Support from UK Conservative Party Lords to Turkish Cypriots

The members of the TRNC friendship group at the House of Lords of Lord Sheikhthe UK Parliament expressed their support for a solution in Cyprus and recognition of Turkish Cypriots’ rights and they made a call to the International Community.

In his speech, Lord Sheikh said that the International Community can play a very important role in finding a just solution in Cyprus and added: “The important thing is to find a solution to this long-lasting problem”.

Moreover, stating that he visited both sides in Cyprus previously, Lord Sheikh said that he experienced that continuation of the Cyprus problem is not to the advantage of anyone in Cyprus and added: “ Now the time has come for a solution.”

Source: TRNC Public Information Office